A little over a month ago I got an email from BlogHer about the theme for July’s NaBloPoMo. I was curious, so clicked through and read Mel’s post introducing the theme and another that included prompts for each day. This was not the time for me to be considering committing to post every day for a […]


The Beverly Review

by Kathy on April 9, 2012 · 5 comments

in Awards, Chicago, Gratitude, Writing

Last week my friend Marianne from We Band of Mothers and I were featured in our neighborhood’s weekly newspaper. The piece highlighted that we both placed in Circle of Moms 2012 Top 25 Blog Lists. Marianne’s blog was honored in the “Funny Moms” category and mine made the “Moms with Inspiring Families” list. Many thanks to The […]


Yes We Did!!!

by Kathy on March 7, 2012 · 6 comments

in Awards, Family, Friends, Gratitude, Inspiration

Voting has ended and look who/what ended up at #22!!! You can click on the Circle of Moms logo to the right to see the entire list. Thank you sooooooo much to everyone who voted and supported me and my blog over the past few days!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ Your kind words, encouragement and “thumbs […]


I not ashamed to admit that I nominated myself/my blog for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Moms with Inspiring Families – 2012 list. I do believe that my family is inspiring after all we have been through and what we try to do with our experience in effort to help others who are also on a […]


I took this picture last year on March 17 of Sean, Abby and my feet in our matching shamrock socks. We wear them every year on and around St. Patrick’s Day. We started this shamrock sock tradition before Sean was born. When I was pregnant with him in 2003 the only clothing item that I […]



by Kathy on September 9, 2009 · 6 comments

in ALI Community, Awards, Baby Benson, Inspiration

Happy 9-9-09! I am honored to be the first “winner” of Mel’s latest invention, to help bring together our Adoption, Loss and Infertility (ALI) community to increase the support/comments we receive on our blogs and give to others on theirs, Blogger Bingo. I really like how Mel shared the links to, as well as the […]